Governance – LAB (Local Advisory Board)

Chair of the Local Advisory Board (LAB) – Statement

The roles and responsibilities of Bailey Street LAB committee are very similar to those of school governing bodies and they continue to develop as the educational scene changes. Our most important function is to ensure that our students receive provision of the highest order which supports their return to mainstream school or to further training in preparation for a fulfilling future career.

In order to achieve this the LAB both supports and challenges the Headteacher, Leadership Team and staff through our role as ‘critical friend’ of Bailey Street.

Bailey Street continues to move from strength to strength, overcoming challenges both internal and external in order to continue to provide the best education for our students. The whole Bailey Street team – LAB Committee, Leadership Team and Staff – are entirely focused and committed to supporting our students to help them move toward a positive and rewarding future.

The LAB Committee is proud to represent the Bailey Street parents and students and endeavours to support the continuing development of the best educational practice available. Several of the LAB Committee members either are, or have recently been, headteachers in their own right and so are well versed in the best educational provision and all of the Committee members share the view that only the best is good enough for each individual student in our care.

The LAB Committee always values observations from parents about ways to improve and may be contacted via the Bailey Street administration office if any parents have observations or contributions to make.

On the 18th January 2023, Manor Hall Academy Trust approved the federation of the Local Advisory Boards of both Chaselea Alternative Provision Academy, Cannock and Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy which will provide a stronger team of governance

Chris Hilton has been appointed Chair of the federated LAB and may be contacted via email at

Please see below for our LAB Documents:

The following documents can also be found on the Manor Hall Academy Trust website by clicking this link;

  • Annual report
  • Memorandum of association
  • Articles of association
  • Master funding agreement
  • Time Taken Off by Staff Who are Union Officials
  • Gender Pay Gap Trustee Report
  • The structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and local governing bodies

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